Bills quarterback Trent Edwards, safety Donte Whitner, defensive end Chris Kelsay and defensive tackle John McCargo helped raise donations for the Kids Escaping Drugs (KED) Telethon on Saturday.
During one segment of the telethon, there was an over-the-phone live auction for an autographed Trent Edwards football that helped raise additional funds for the KED program. After time ran out and the winning bid came through, Edwards offered another autographed ball to the losing bidder which doubled the donation for KED. The Bills players gave away footballs, autographs, assisted volunteers and even answered phones to help support the KED Telethon on Saturday.
The telethon enables KED to continue their mission. All funds raised through the telethon directly benefit the programs of the Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign and the kids of the Renaissance Campus. The telethon helps educate parents of the drug problems in area schools, the reasons behind teen drug and alcohol use and the recent meteoric rise in the abuse of prescription and over the counter drug by area teens.
For more information regarding the Kids Escaping Drugs program, please visit http://www.ked.org/.